Lula convicted in new corruption case

lula convicted of corruption and money laundering

It was a different case — and a different judge — but the verdict was pretty much the same. Once again, the federal court handling Operation Car Wash-related cases convicted former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for corruption and money laundering, dishing out a similar sentence to his first conviction: 12 years and 11 months. This time around, Lula was found guilty of concealing the ownership of a country house in Atibaia, in the greater São Paulo area, adjudged to be a kickback from construction companies.

According to federal prosecutors, the construction companies Schahin, OAS,...

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